In Memory of Susan Aceron Gray

It is with a heavy heart that I bring you the news of Susan Aceron Gray’s passing. Susan was the voice of Sailor Pluto in the Cloverway English dub of Sailor Moon.

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She was battling nasopharyngeal cancer for some time, and we previously shared links to her fundraising page created by her brother to help fund her treatment (there are more details on the fundraising page about the condition). She was with her family in Alberta while undergoing treatment for her cancer and passed on October 9th, 2016.

A Visitation/Prayer will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, 2016, at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on October 15, 2016 at Annunciation Church, 9420-163 St Edmonton NW.

We remind fans to respect the privacy of her family at this time, but you can send condolences via www.connelly-mckinley.com/condolences.html or you can sign the online guest book of condolences.

Also, her family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Susan’s name to a charity of your choice.

We are saddened to hear that Susan is no longer with us, but we will remember her as the graceful guardian of time and as a woman who really appreciated her fans.

The complete obituary is available here.

Thanks to Lisa for the tip.

Vince Corazza Appearing at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

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Vince Corazza, the voice of Alan Granger as well as one of the three voices of Tuxedo Mask will be appearing at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration on Saturday, July 9th at the Ontario Science Centre.

We previously announced that Jennifer Cihi will be performing a live concert and that we have four lovely cosplay guests and the wonderful Tony Daniels was our first announced voice actor guest for this year.

We’ve also shared a video message we received from Tony Daniels on social media, which is embedded below in case you haven’t watched it yet:

Additional activities have also been announced for the event, including…

A video game area, “Game Center Crown” which is brought to you by the Toronto Gaymers

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A dance party brought to you by Kawaii Bass

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And a Masquerade Costume Contest, hosted by Bear Sailor Moon

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You can now register to be in the cosplay contest hereBear Sailor Moon is organizing this event and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the logistics of the contest. Entries will be judged by our cosplay guests YumeKitsurieJelly Cosplay, and Ammie Cosplay.

 

More to be announced soon!

 

For more information and to see the latest updates about the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration, please check out the official website and the Facebook event page.

We are currently in our pre-registration period, where tickets are $20 each until one week before the event. At the door, tickets will be $25 each. We also have discounts for children (6-11 year olds are $5 off and children 5 and under are free). Convention attendees also receive discounted parking at the Science Centre and, if you would also like to check out the exhibits, you will be able to purchase discounted admission to the exhibits as well.

For the press release about this event, please click here.

Cristina Vee Appearing at Anime Revolution

Vancouver fans will be able to meet Cristina Vee, the voice of Sailor Mars in the ViZ Media English dubs of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal this August at Anime Revolution.

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This year’s Anime Revolution will be August 5th-7th at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre at 999 Canada Place in the east wing. If you’re interested in attending, you can purchase tickets in advance here. Single day passes are $50-$60 at the door, and standard weekend passes are currently discounted to $69.95 each (sponsor and premium passes are also available).

If we hear confirmation of any other Sailor Moon at Anime Revolution, we will be sure to let you know!

Jennifer Cihi and Tony Daniels Appearing at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

In case you missed the announcements on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page, the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration is returning for a second year! This year’s event will be Saturday, July 9th at the Ontario Science Centre. Activities will be running n our event space from 11am to 8pm.

This year we will have Jennifer Cihi, the original singing voice for Sailor Moon in the DiC/Cloverway dubs. She even recorded a special message for the fans!

Jennifer will be available for autographs, a Q&A, and a live concert! It’s going to be a lot of fun, don’t miss this rare appearance in Toronto.

We will also be having the wonderful Tony Daniels return as a voice actor guest. Tony’s key roles in the original English dub included Jedite, Wiseman, and baby Jordan. We will have a video message from him for you soon as well!

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Tony will be available for autographs, Q&A, and photo ops. He doesn’t venture to Toronto events often, so this is a great time to meet him.

We also have four fantastic cosplay guests! These beautiful ladies will be hosting panels about how to make a sailor fuku, makeup for cosplay, and even wig styling!

From Cosmeko, we have Yume and Kitsurie:

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We also have the lovely Jelly Cosplay:

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And returning for a second year, the wonderful Ammie Cosplay:

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And for the first time we will also be having a real Masquerade!

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Our cosplay guests of honour will be judging cosplay entries in multiple categories on a point system. We will be selecting up to three winners (depending on the number of entrants) who will receive awesome prizes. All costume levels and ages are welcome. And last but not least, our master of ceremonies for the Masquerade is the fabulous Bear Sailor Moon.

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For more information and to see the latest updates about the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration, please check out the official website and the Facebook event page.

We are currently in our pre-registration period, where tickets are $20 each. At the door, tickets will be $25 each. We also have discounts for children. Convention attendees will receive discounted parking at the Science Centre and, if you would also like to check out the exhibits, you will be able to purchase discounted admission to the exhibits as well.

Stay tuned for more updates! We will be announcing additional guests and providing more details about panels and activities leading up to the event. It’s gearing up to be a really fun event and I hope that if you can make it you will venture over to the Science Centre on July 9th.

Tracey Hoyt Upcoming Appearances

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Although Tracey Hoyt (Rini #1) was unable to attend the Sailor Moon Celebration in Toronto due to a previous commitment, she has sent in some details about a couple of appearances that fans might be interested in.

Here’s what she had to say about Sailor Moon fandom:

It still amazes me that Sailor Moon is still having such a lasting, positive impact. It means a lot.

She also wanted me to let you all know that Rini says:

Crystalllllllll…..Mooooooooooooon…….Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Tracey said that she is proud to be in the very funny, dark Canadian film Guidance as Brenda (which premiered at TIFF in 2014). This film is about a former child star who fabricates credentials to become a high school guidance counsellor. Despite giving terrible advice, he becomes popular with the students.

Here’s the trailer (note that it includes lewd content and is not appropriate for all audiences, Tracey can be seen around 0:21 and 0:53)

Tracey is also proud to be part of the film Len and Company as Mrs. Pickett, which premiered at TIFF this year. The film is about a successful music producer who quits the industry and exiles himself, but his estranged son and a pop star he’s created come looking for answers (description from IMDb). I have not found a trailer for this one, but the reviews are generally quite positive.

Tracey is also active as a theatre actor, so you can look out for her on the stage in the Toronto area as well.

If you would like to follow Tracey on Twitter for more frequent updates from her, you can check out @PirateVoiceTo (her voice-over teaching account) or @facevaluewest (her current acting account).